Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation

Part Two The Washington Constitution and Commentary, Art.VIII State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness

From: The Washington State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Robert F. Utter, Hugh D. Spitzer

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 July 2021

When the delegates at the constitutional convention of 1889 approved an article on State, County, and Municipal Indebtedness, they did so against the background of two prominent issues: First, the new state would face the prospect of rebuilding cities, including Seattle and Spokane, that had been recently devastated by fires. Second, the new state would establish the government’s position in financial dealings with the railroads. As the convention unfolded, these two issues were among the most discussed, debated, and publicized. Article VIII has eleven sections....
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.